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The Untold Story Of Kicking Back

James and Joel are back with the 3rd interesting episode, talking about how Kicking Back came about, great books, music, artists, and business.


Kicking Back is ready to roll

This week:

01:01 – The tale behind the podcast
04:55 – Who’s Tim Shadow?
06:58 – How Kicking Back came about
09:08 – The art of buying the perfect domain
13:03 – Different jokes for different folks
17:12 – Homo-suggestive art?
20:25 – Physical books versus Kindles
28:15 – The Flappy Bird phenomenon
30:26 – Audio books and androgyny
31:15 – Music and drugs
34:06 – Mistaken identity
34:55 – “The Kid Stays In The Picture”
36:04 – Taking risks and making it in business
40:05 – Should Kicking Back take to the streets?
41:15 – What makes Harry Connick Jr. great
43:16 – A revelation in the desert
45:10 – Our idea grid
46:03 – The argument for hard copy books
48:33 – Artist or sell-out?


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  1. Hey guys. I listened to this episode today. The podcast entertains me, which is the whole objective.

    I think it’s going very well how you are doing it now, but you should go out and talk to the people at the coffee shops who give away free samples of coffee. See how many samples you can get before being banned. Or maybe talk about how much time is acceptable between coffee samples. Like how long do you have to wait before going back? We have stores like Costco here in the States, and people ambush the samples like crazy.

    You guys could also set up a fake book signing and put Joel at a table and pretend like he’s signing a Tom Cruise book. That might get some attention.

    Also, do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

  2. They give free coffee over there? Wow. I know it is bad but that is disastrous. I like the book signing!

  3. Well, they sometimes give free coffee samples (like little tiny paper cups). But they give very random things like soup, meats, cheese, etc. It just depends. The last time I was in a Costco I passed this booth with a sports drink similar to Gatorade. I stopped because you can usually just get a sample and quickly move on, but the salesman started asking me questions about my life and how it could benefit from his product. And I ended up wasting way too long (5 min) at his booth. Samples got the best of me that time, but overall I’m way ahead.

  4. Interesting. I did see them handing our food occasionally at the super market – I tend to avoid!

  5. Matt Coffy says

    Very happy with this show, I am so glad it’s making waves.. hehe. By the way speaking of domains.. what do you think of for an agency name? Keep up the awesomeness. .you guys are a real treat. Thank you for bringing up my spirits after a long work day.

  6. Hi James – great new Podcast (quality stuff as always). Just a quick question at 09:08 of the show you discuss “The art of buying the perfect domain”. I have just been contacted by a large fitness group basically ordering me to transfer my domain name over to them. I am happy to do so at a price. Can you point me in the direction where I can find out more about this type of online business area? Any direction or info would be appreciated.

    Keep up the great work guys!!

  7. If you have been using a Trademark domain you will probably have to hand it over.

  8. Done a bit of research and it appears you are right. Anti-Cyber Squatting Laws in the US have pretty wide ranging powers on .com, .net and .org domains.

    It pays to do some Due Diligence early doors. Thanks James

  9. we have all fallen down that rabbit hole

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